THE CREW OF THE MERMAID by Marg Nelson
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THE CREW OF THE MERMAID

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Ann Severson, 16, stayed with her father through a summer aboard the Mermaid, his fishing vessel, to please him and lend what support she could since he was badly crippled with rheumatism. But after life with a wealthy aunt in Philadelphia, the routine aboard ship with her brother, Carl, who resented her bitterly, seemed rough and uncomfortable. The boy wanted a chance to attend college. In time Ann found the realization that she was needed by her father and brother a compelling reason to remain in Seattle, seeing that her father underwent therapy and helping Carl with the program of study which the family's joint efforts helped to assure. A readable story of a girl cultivating selflessness against a credible background. All comes right when Don McDermott, the boy she left behind decides at summer's end that the following year he too will sign on board the Mermaid.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1957
Publisher: Ives Washburn